Writing Scotland's Future: Speculative Fiction and the National Imagination

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Abstract

Explores the fictional treatment of future Scotlands in the wake of the 2014 Referendum, through discussion of varied speculative novels or stories by Graham Dunstan, Paul Johnston, Ken Macleod, Matthew Fitt, Julie Bertagna, Momus, Andrew Crumey, A.L.Kennedy, Michael Faber, and Sarah Hall, arguing that "the relation between Scottish literature and Scottish politics is more complex than is often thought," that "rather than simply commenting on current political situations, much contemporary Scottish fiction offers a rethinking of politics entirely," and that "Scotland’s future is not, and cannot be, confined to a single narrative."

Original languageEnglish
Article number10
Pages (from-to)248-266
Number of pages18
JournalStudies In Scottish Literature
Volume42
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2016

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